Explore One of Manila's Oldest Heritage Sites This Weekend

Learn more about Paco Park this Saturday.

(SPOT.ph) Paco Park and Cemetery is just one of the landmarks that encapsulate Manila's colonial history—it was built in 1807 as the final resting place of the Spanish elite, and José Rizal was also first interred there following his execution in 1896—so if you've never visited the park beyond the usual weddings and events, then now's your chance. Learn more about the park's cultural significance through Metropolitan Museum of the Philippines' Paco Park Heritage Walk, to be led by Archs. Jeffrey Cobilla and Michael Querido, on July 13 at 1 p.m. You can join the tour for a fee of P500.

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The museum also held a heritage walk featuring the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex on June 15. These walks are part of the museum's ongoing exhibition Leandro V. Locsin and Ildefonso P. Santos, Jr.: A Legacy of Filipino Popular Modernismwhich features the collaborative works of the two National Artists for Architecture, and highlights how they helped shape Manila in the late 20th century. It is on view at Galeriya Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas of the museum until July 30.

Paco Park Heritage Walk is on July 13, 1 p.m. Tour fee is at P500 and slot reservation is recommended. For more information, follow Metropolitan Museum of Manila on Facebook.

Main image by Angelyn Marquez - Wikimedia.

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